White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies #SkinnyTip

The quintessential recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies that will have you swooning!!!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies | The quintessential recipe that will have you swooning!!!

Cookie Love

I’m a sucker for cookies. I think you all know that. I’m also a push over for any treat which features white chocolate, too. So when my friend, Kate, over at Diethood, posted her version of these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, I knew I had to recreate them. She left the nuts out, but I put them right back in. Of course, for the nut-phobic husband, I made half with just white chocolate chunks.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies | The quintessential recipe that will have you swooning!!!

Rave Reviews

I packaged up the nutty version and trekked across the Midwest to my high school reunion. I loved their questions…”Did you make these?” and “Is there butter in these?”as well as,”When will these be on your blog?” Yes, a LOT and soon were my answers. I even got some of the health nuts to partake…they’re worth a few extra minutes on the treadmill!

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Serves 3 dozen cookies     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

The best recipe for these classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. Adapted from Diethood


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In your mixer, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix till combined.
  4. Gently stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture; mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
  6. Spoon out generous tablespoons of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are light brown. Slightly under baking will make for a chewy cookie.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool for a couple minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2020kcal Calories from fat 1114
% Daily Value
Total Fat 124g 191%
Saturated Fat 60g 300%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 303mg 101%
Sodium 979mg 41%
Carbohydrate 212g 71%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 128g
Protein 24g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies | The quintessential recipe that will have you swooning!!!

Skinny Tip

I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

Tip #19: If your will power isn’t strong, toss the chips and junk food in your pantry. Instead, fill your fridge with healthier, ready to eat snacks: fruit, veggies, hummus, low fat yogurt.


  1. Lizzy, I’ll eat your cookies, no questions asked! And I don’t want to think of the calories hah..hah…

  2. Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    I love white chocolate macadamia cookies! These look fantastic!

  3. This may be The Hubs next favorite cookie, after an old fashioned choco chip.

  4. I like it that you used macadamia. They’re lovely chews on cookies! Yum!

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  5. These cookies make great snacks for the world cup, Liz! My guys will die for these! Lol!

  6. Pass the plate around this way, please! They look delicious and I need one to go with my cup of coffee now,,,

  7. These cookies look incredible, who could resist white chocolate and macadamias?!

  8. Liz!!! I love these cookies!!! I love that you took them with you to your high school reunion! and love the skinny tip!!! when I am “detoxing or dieting” I tend to make sure we have no sweets or chips in the house. . love this tip!

  9. Beverley says:

    I used to bake a similar version with rolled oats when my boys were at home. Your recipe sounds so yummy xoxo

  10. Hotly Spiced says:

    I hope you had a good time at your school reunion. I went to mine at the end of last year and it was such a treat to catch up with people I care about yet rarely see. I love how you made two versions of these cookies xx

  11. I love the “skinny tips” section 🙂

  12. Miss Messy says:

    I awlays get disappointed when I bite into a cookie and it’s not a white chocolate chip, it’s a nut, but when it’s both it’s great! These look super tasty!

  13. 2 sticks of butter? Now I know why these are my favorite cookies!!!! Of course the white chocolate helps too. 🙂 Great recipe!

  14. You had me on White Chocolate & Macadamia & Butter, Liz! xx

  15. I am crazy over white chocolate…These are the type of cookies that would eat the whole batch and would ask for more…

  16. Such a delicious combination! And Australian macadamias are soooooooooo good!

  17. My all time favorite cookie!! I think I shall get to it!! Yum! Thank you! =)

  18. Yum! Making these this weekend because white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are my all-time favorite!

  19. How on earth do you stay slim if you keep on baking such sinfully delicious cookies? I know I would not be able to stop eating until they are all gone!

  20. Not only are these beautiful but they sure look tasty as well! I’d definitely spend the calories on them, macadamia nuts are delicious!

  21. This is my favorite cookie. Yours look perfect!

  22. A divine combination, Liz. These would be a hit in our house.

  23. That’s funny because I just made these not too long ago and was supposed to send them to my daughter. Supposed to being the key words here. These are a classic and need macadamias are what make them so decadent!

  24. White chocolate and macadamia…too good to pass.
    Good tips, I’ve been reading them all, Liz….

    ela h.

  25. I love cookies and I would love to have a dozen of these in front of me!

  26. I am a sucker for cookies too and these definitely have my attention. I love that you added the nuts back for your half hehe – they look amazing!

  27. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I would even eat these sans the treadmill:@)

  28. White chocolate and macadamia is the best combination. I forget about macadamia nuts. Thanks for a delicious reminder Liz.

  29. Love the cookies and the tip! I always ask my husband to hie the cookies and give me two for dessert so I am not tempted.

  30. These would be worth whatever time on the treadmill it might take – though I think I’ll put my time in out in the garden. It’s definitely one of my absolute favorite flavor combos!

  31. Mmmm…white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are the best and yours look perfect, Liz! I have zero will power so I try not to have snacks in the house. These cookies would be down right dangerous – I’d eat the entire batch in no time. Definitely worth the extra calories 😉

  32. Oh Gosh.. white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are amazing and yours look so delicious 🙂

  33. Hi Lizzy, there has not been any cookies that you’ve made that I didn’t crave for, and this is one of them. I love macadamia nuts, and white chocolate. Such an awesome pairing with these ingredients. Your cookies are super yummy and perfect shapes! xoxo

  34. Oh my goodness, it’s only Tuesday and I think I need to wipe the keyboard down already from all the salivating. Don’t think they’re could be an even more perfect combo than white chocolate and the macadamia nuts. Delicious!

  35. I need to make some white chocolate macadamia cookies! They made up many desserts of my youth!

  36. Yum! I love macadamia nut cookies. I can’t bake anything like that, though, because I have no willpower! So I’d eat all of them.

  37. Yum, these look delicious and I love the white chocolate macadamia nut combination. I too would have to make some sans nuts as my kids don’t like to seem them in anything. Crazy kids.

  38. Lady Lilith says:

    Growing up, my grandmother was a huge macadamia nut fan.

  39. These sound like a winner! They wouldn’t last long in my house and I’d probably be adding more Macadamia nuts for everyone except for my daughter – my mother-in-law terrified her of nuts as a child and now she won’t eat them. Go figure!

  40. I love these cookies, they are one of my favorites. I make a recipe that is similar to this one at Christmas time. I wish I could have one right now. Lizzy your pictures are always so beautiful and they make me so hungry.

  41. Liz, these little cookies look so soft and chewy. Are your kids home for the summer holidays? You should have doubled this batch as I have a feeling they will be going fast. Take care, BAM

  42. My will power would melt as quickly as white chocolate if these beauties were in my kitchen! How great that you got to share them with at your reunion…I’m sure you were the most popular girl in the room!

  43. Gosh- I always read your posts at the wrong time…I mean, its now almost midnight and now I have a craving and urge to make these delicious looking cookies….. yum!

  44. I have to try these! I haven’t made cookies since the holidays. Another great skinny tip too!

  45. Lizzy,
    I’m a fan of Macadamia nuts and I’d eat your cookies any day! Your cookies look delicious.

  46. I lose all self control around macadamia nuts. These sound amazing, Lizzy!

  47. These could be my new,favorite


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